World famous hotel announces collaboration with renewed chef


World famous hotel announces collaboration with renewed chefA new-look Al Mahara is set to open at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in September 2016, under the culinary patronage of multi award-winning chef Nathan Outlaw.

The famous chef will bring his style of simple, yet superb seafood cooking to the luxurious property, combining it with complex flavour blends using local, seasonal and responsibly sourced ingredients.

The award-winning seafood restaurant Al Mahara translates to ‘The Oyster Shell’ in Arabic and is renowned for its stunning floor-to-ceiling aquarium which gives diners the feeling they are in an underwater haven. As part of the collaboration with Nathan, the space will undergo an aesthetic transformation. Still keeping the signature aquarium as the centrepiece, the new look will heighten the senses even further, making it a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Nathan’s menu at Al Mahara takes inspiration from his critically acclaimed Restaurant Nathan Outlawand Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Cornwall together with his London restaurant, Outlaw’s at The Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge all of which hold Michelin stars, as well as his traditional public house, The Mariners.

Nathan’s career began with the late Peter Kromberg at the InterContinental Hotel on Hyde Park Corner in London. He has worked alongside iconic chefs such as Eric Chavot, Gary Rhodes and John Campbell; however, his love for seafood cuisine was ignited when he visited Cornwall in the south-west of England as a young chef to work under Rick Stein.

When asked why he chose Dubai for his first restaurant outside the UK Nathan replied: “Working with Burj Al Arab speaks for itself. It’s the most luxurious hotel in the world, and a once in a lifetime opportunity.  This is my first venture out of the UK, and what an iconic property to partner with.

Dubai itself has very much claimed its spot on the world food map and can definitely compete with the highest of culinary standards from around the world.  As a chef, it is one of the cities you want to work in. I am so impressed with the quality and service I have experienced here.”World famous hotel announces collaboration with renewed chef

Anthony McHale, General Manager, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah said: “To have Nathan on board for his first collaboration of this kind outside of the UK is extremely exciting for us as a hotel and Dubai. His experience and creative flair for seafood is second to none and we are delighted to welcome him to the new-look Al Mahara restaurant.

“Nathan will be here in Dubai several times a year to consult with his head chef and team, guaranteeing consistent high standards of mouth-watering seafood at every sitting. He has an outstanding reputation in the UK and we are confident that his experience and professionalism is the perfect combination for ongoing culinary success at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah,” McHale concluded.

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE.

About Burj Al Arab Jumeirah:

Burj Al Arab is managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding. It is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 meters. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, with features including in suite check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round-the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach. The hotel’s 202 luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants and conference and banqueting venues.